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"LNG supply solution introduced at Port of Montreal"
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The system will be operated by a subsidiary of Gaz Métro, and follows the inauguration of M/T Damia Desgagnés – the first vessel by Groupe Desgagnés capable of operating on LNG. The LNG supply system will be available to all shipowners in Quebec, including fleets passing through the Port of Montreal.
Sophie Brochu, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gaz Métro, said: “I would like to commend the leadership and vision of Groupe Desgagnés, which was the first commercial shipowner to order vessels destined to navigate in Québec able to use LNG as marine fuel. Québec can be proud to have Groupe Desgagnés among its visionary companies, as was the Société des traversiers du Québec. LNG is currently one of the best solutions available to replace petroleum products in the maritime sector, due to its environmental assets. In particular, it respects new Canadian and international maritime transportation standards that aim to minimise the emission of air pollutants (NOx and SOx).”
Sylvie Vachon, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), added: “I praise Groupe Desgagnés’ forward thinking, which is very inspiring for Québec’s maritime industry.
“The Port of Montreal shares this vision to exercise positive leadership in sustainable development practices and, in this context, the LNG fuel supply solution that will be available on our docks is another significant and concrete action toward making commercial shipping even more environmentally friendly.”
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